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Unread 11-04-2006, 06:37 PM
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Remington bolt handle failure

I was shooting a 700 7mm rem mag today and the bolt handle came off. I shot the gun and went to lift the bolt handle up and it came off. It looks like part of the solder has been broke for a while (dull finish).Anybody ever hear this happen before? How hard is it to fix? Deer season is a week away looks like maybe not going to use this one.
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    Unread 11-04-2006, 06:42 PM
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    Re: Remington bolt handle failure

    I read of this happening on another BBS a couple years ago.
    I would try to find a good gunsmith in your area or a Remington certified repair shop and beg them to remount the bolt before you start your hunt.
    I would also give Remington Customer Service a call.

    Good luck.

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    Unread 11-04-2006, 07:11 PM
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    Re: Remington bolt handle failure

    I had one do this several years back.

    Find a good smith and get it fixed... but a week is a little short notice.
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    Re: Remington bolt handle failure

    Mad Dog,

    There are better ways to weld it on other than silver solder like the factory and repair centers use. I have fixed several of them that have popped loose for one reason or another. Hope you can get it done befor your hunt.
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    Unread 11-05-2006, 07:49 PM
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    Re: Remington bolt handle failure

    I might get the bolt fixed but it will be wednesday before I know if a yes or no. Can I put another 700 bolt out of another 7mm and finish up shooting?
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    Re: Remington bolt handle failure

    MadDog
    I'm not certain but I think that could potentially cause headspace problems. If the bolt lengths vary to much you will have problems.
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    Re: Remington bolt handle failure

    mine came off last year when i had a warm load and i smacked up on the bolt with the palm of my hand.my smith fixed it when i took it in. the factory solder was piss poor.he said the trick to a good silver solder was to heat the handle to a light red color and wire brush to remove the silicon from the surface of the metal. this will make the joint very strong.

    NO, you can't take another bolt and use it in your gun.it's a headspace thing.might work fine...might be dangerous.
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